3 terrorists gunned down in encounter in J&K's Shopian

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unidentified terrorists

were eliminated in an


with security forces that started at the

Turkwangam area

of Shopian on Tuesday morning, said a

police official

According to details, security forces had a specific input about the presence of terrorists in the area.
The joint operation was launched by the police and the Army at the first light. As the security forces zeroed in on the terrorist hideout, the hiding terrorists fired on them triggering the encounter.
At the end of the firefight all the three terrorists were eliminated. Their identities are being ascertained.
With the killing of the three terrorists in Tuesday's encounter a total of 17 terrorists have been killed in

Shopian district

in the last than 10 days in different encounters.

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